Saturday, October 07, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Futurama Headed to Syfy; More American Dad to Arrive on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're fully into the fall TV season, and we're already hearing about what is in development for next season. Additionally, we have news of an animated series that will soon be airing on Syfy. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Futurama had a rocky run when it aired on Fox, but it has thrived on cable since then, and now it will join the Syfy lineup next month in a non-exclusive deal. (AV Club)
  • Mindy Kaling is already ready to move on to her next project after The Mindy Project, and this time, she is hoping to return home to NBC with a single-camera comedy called Champions. (Deadline)
  • CBS All Access is developing their first sitcom, No Activity, which will star Tim Meadows. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • ABC is developing a sitcom that is based upon the life (and starring) Trae Crowder, who is known for his persona as the "Liberal Redneck." (Deadline
  • It's never easy when a cast member leaves a series, but the Nickelodeon series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, a comedy about a set of quadruplets, will either need to be canceled or they'll have to "Chuck Cunningham" Dicky, as Mace Coronel has chosen to leave the series. (TVLine)
  • We assume Donald Trump will be getting up an hour earlier everyday soon, as Fox & Friends (his favorite TV show) will be expanded to an additional hour at 4 AM. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • GSN will pay tribute to the late Monty Hall, host of Let's Make a Deal, in a marathon tomorrow. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

TUESDAY (OCTOBER 10) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
Dynasty - The Complete Series

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Who to Follow: Grant Show (Twitter), "Actor. Producer. Father. Grandfather. Animal lover."
Claim to Fame: We're continuing our "stars of the new shows" theme this week, and this week, we're looking at the star of Dynasty. No, not John Forsythe, who played Blake Carrington on the original ABC series (he is no longer alive even), but Grant Show, who'll play that role on the new one that begins on The CW this week. He isn't at all new to the soap genre, as he previously had a regular role on the ABC daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope and also starred in primetime soap operas including Melrose Place, Point Pleasant, and Devious Maids. He even briefly had a sitcom role, on Accidentally on Purpose, but that series didn't go over so well. Early reviews for this series have been mixed, but we're somewhat hopeful that this could be a successful reboot worth watching given some time, especially when it is able to begin carving it's own path and storylines that deviate from the original and are more fitting in the modern era.
Pick of the Tweets: "Hey guys! So sorry about the demise of Devious Maids. It was a lot of fun and I loved reading you comments." (October 8, 2016)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, March 22

Fresh Off the Boat - "Vice Mommy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica starts her college classes, leaving Evan in charge at home as “vice mommy.” But the transition doesn’t go smoothly, either for her starting school again or with Evan taking over the reins of the Huang household. Eddie and Louis run into conflict when Eddie just wants his dad to treat him as an employee, and not a son, at Cattleman’s Ranch.

Speechless - "P-R-O-M-P--PROMPOSAL" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Outraged that JJ’s girlfriend, Izzy, declines his invitation to prom, Dylan and Ray swing for the fences with a bold plan to make her jealous. Jimmy, Kenneth and Melanie coach Maya through accepting criticism for the good of her company, and one of the DiMeos takes a big step into a new life.

Last Man Standing - "The Passion of Paul" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Rev. Paul calls on Mike to teach Sunday school, Mike calls on Kyle to take his place.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Ups Her Game" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret tries to date the hottest guy in Shady Meadows but can't seem to rid herself of Leonard.

Sydney to the Max - "You've Got Female" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sydney organizes a school protest for clubs to be more inclusive of women; young Max befriends a skater girl, but is conflicted because the Dog Boys don't allow girls in their crew.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 18)

Friday, March 22

  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends/Vinnie & Bobby) - Watch Matt on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Illana Glazer (Broad City) - Illana is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing Houe/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Piper Perabo (Turn Up Charlie) - Piper is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey talks about Black Monday on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Natalie Morales (Abby's/The Grinder/Trophy Wife/Parks and Recreation) - Natalie appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark talks about Knightfall on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudston Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony performs on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Maddie Corman (Mr. President/All-American Girl) - Maddie talks about the play Accidentally Brave on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on Steve, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February/March)

Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
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